At Connaught we are committed to supporting Young Carers, whose lives are affected by the role they play in looking after a parent or another family member. We respect them for what they do and work hard to ensure they have full access to education. We provide pastoral support in order to relieve them of some of the emotional worries they may have as they perform tasks and responsibilities beyond their age. We have a designated Young Carers ambassador who the children can turn to for support and advice. Young carers share weekly support groups where they participate in fun activities such as cooking, crafts and games. They are provided with practical advice alongside a listening ear and the opportunity to talk to other children in their situation.
‘Young Carers group is my safe space for talking about how I’m feeling with other people who get it.’